Thursday, July 10, 2008

Butterfly Season

This Swallowtail emerged in our garden yesterday. I got this image of it while he was still drying his wings.


Here's a closer view of his face:


I tried stalking a monarch in the last couple days, but that one was too manic to stay put for even a second. Later in the season they settle down more and pose for pics.

10 comments:

Kitty Mommy said...

Cool pictures! What a pretty butterfly.

clarabelle said...

Absolutely amazing photos! And interesting as I'm in the process of knitting a Swallowtail!

Kathy Kathy Kathy said...

Excellent close-ups, Mr. DeMille.

Lynn said...

I love, love, love their coiled tongues! And oddly, I'm knitting a Swallowtail Shawl, too.

Bezzie said...

Do you put these on Flikr? I just heard that Getty Images signed a deal with Flikr that allows them to troll Flikr on the lookout for good photographers they'd like to sign as freelancers. You definately have the touch!!!

Batty said...

Beautiful pictures!

Queen of the froggers said...

I love your photograph. It is such a beautiful butterfly. as children, camping in France we used to see so many of them.

Sarah said...

Gorgeous.

What a great thing to capture.

Sarah said...

Perfect timing! Our Monarchs are crazy too. They are all over the milkweed though so maybe one of these days I can catch one

Leslie said...

I haven't seen any of these yet here. Your photos are fantastic!